A Labor of Love: Chocolate Pomegranate Torte

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“I’m sweet and complicated and difficult…just like love”

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s an insanely good recipe from  Fine Cooking  for a chocolate pomegranate  torte to make for your loved one tonight. It’s lusciously chocolaty and combined with the tart burst of juicy flavor from the pomegranate seeds, it’s just short of being…well, orgasmic

Admittedly, I find this recipe to be advanced because it has three parts: a torte base, a layer of homemade pomegranate jelly, finished with a ganache glaze.  As the recipe is written now, no lover will doubt your undying love and commitment  if you make them this cake.  Granted, they might find you flustered and sobbing hovered over the saucepan of pomegranate juice mumbling, “Why hasn’t it turned to jelly yet?! Why…why?!” but surely they will appreciate your efforts once the cake is done.  Nothing says “I love you” like a crazed cook in the kitchen.

Despite my praises for this ravishing confection,  I do plan to rewrite this recipe after a few more tries because it’s just too damn complicated for me.  Expect a revised version in the future.

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